Lucifer's showrunners, Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer preview Season 3

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Jul 31, 2017, 8:40 PM EDT

“Identity” is the big theme for Season 3 of Lucifer, which makes me wonder how identity is connected to Lucifer receiving his wings back, the lasting image from last season’s finale. Does this mean that there’s more supernatural elements in store?

As you can see in the video below, at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, I discussed such Season 3 matters with showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, and cast members Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer.

"The challenge of the show is walking that fine line,” said Henderson. “We like to be very much grounded, we’re always going to keep our feet firmly on the ground and every now and then surprise you with a sword that can light on fire, wings on the back.”

Season 2 was largely all about Lucifer (Ellis) finding out that Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) has been his father’s idea of an obstacle and an object of affection to distract him. He did not like being manipulated, nor did he like Chloe being used and acting disingenuously against her will. While Lucifer damaged his relationship with Chloe repeatedly, there was also the matter of his mother (Helfer) possessing the body of Charlotte Richards, getting up in his business, and nearly convincing him to go back home. Lucifer managed to push his mother into the Void to start a new life for herself.

So where does that leave us for Season 3?

First, you can get a tease in the trailer shown at Comic-Con. But even deeper, Charlotte is back to being her old self, and the rest of the cast must deal with this new character that Helfer will be playing, and justify her involvement with the celestial family and Officer Dan (Kevin Alejandro). The new season also welcomes Tom Welling (Smallville), who is arriving to play Lieutenant Marcus Pierce, a charmer looking to give Chloe some new attention, who will assuredly be a fork in the road for Lucifer.

Ellis also shared where Lucifer’s relationship stands with Mazikeen (Lesley Ann-Brandt), who has a newfound purpose. And Helfer’s Charlotte must deal with the aftermath of what Mom did – namely nearly killing Dr. Linda.

Check out the full Season 3 scoop in the vid below, then let us know what you're most excited about in the upcoming Season 3 of Lucifer, which debuts on Fox October 2 at 8 p.m. ET.